@snapster Who was the first to order? Also, I was very impressed that I was able to order one through my phone with 0 issue with server load. Whoever your net and systems engineers are, keep them well... fed.
Your order number is: misty-ecstatic-quiet. Seems to perfectly sum up the stages of emotion quite well. Misty-eyed that I actually got one. Ecstatic when it arrives. Quiet after seeing that it really was just crap :-P
@Kidsandliz Thanks! And that's very wise advice. I tried to show my wife a few meh.com videos and she actually screamed out loud when she saw Irk the Troll. She's not very fond of Meh, haha. She'll be even more disappointed from this fuku- I can't wait!
@grammarsheriff DO NOT CANCEL your order. Since it's sold out, you will not be able to reorder and add VMP. Just suck up the loss of the future $5 on shipping and be thankful you ended up with one. Congrats!
I have no idea what I just did but did it anyway......is there a name for that ? Do I need meds ? I am so tight I wouldn't give Meh a penny for fifty bags but instead willingly shelled out $10.00 for one........one what ?
Bags containing nothing but unwanted items are known colloquially as fukōbukuro ("misfortune bags") or utsubukuro ("depressing bags"), and some stores which have nothing good to offer inside actually name their bags this and offer them at extremely low prices (such as 500-1000 yen).
@Cinoclav I forgot about that. That does show a pretty high level of excitement. I don't know, I kind of like strudel more than cake, myself. Maybe you'll still end up with something fantastically meh after all.
Start the exercise !!!! bags !!!! Uh Oooh can not stand anymore !!!! When I tried to gidariryeo waenman we really can not stand the next word . Everybody knows bags ? But everyone should know this full draw . Jjokbak lucky and hit you uncomfortable !
@jsh139 !!! Let the lucky bag event begin !!! Woo~~ Can’t stand anymore!!! We were waiting to do this next year, but just can’t stand anymore. You guys know the lucky bag? As you know, this is completely random. If lucky then jackpot, if unlucky, then what the **!!!
Hey, look, a forum... I've bought a few things, but have been feeling antisocial. BUT NOW, I have to put this in the record books so when somebody else comes and looks after everything sells out they will be jealous of me, and they should be, because I am pretty awesome.
I am also totally pumped to be disappointed in a few days(weeks) when the bag arrives. I miss the days of JustinTV and pickles for Bags... but, I'll have to brag here I guess.
Glad I thought to check on my phone when my computer crashed, so I managed to get one. I'm sure it will be disappointing for all but my cats, who will love the box. So thanks for the opportunity to spend $5 on a box for my bratty cats.
@JazzyJosh Nah there has to be some mystery prizes so that we keep buying hoping to win the lottery… the odds are certainly better (than the lottery that is)….hmm maybe they will throw in $5 worth of lottery tickets for those of us who live in states with no lottery. I hate to admit it but part of going to MD Anderson cancer center is buying a couple of lottery tickets - my reasoning is those I just put a match to my money and lost so the news I get every 4 months at MDA might be better luck than my lottery luck LOL. My meh luck mightl be even better since 4/1004 are the odds. I wonder how they decide who gets lucky. Irk picks?
So so sad. Fell asleep holding my phone just before 12 and woke up too late for something so spectacular!!! And yesterday was my birthday even but I will just remember it as a Mehday now. Congratulations to all of you very lucky 1004 (or less if you bought more than one) people! Sigh le meh.
@Enigma that thread about 9/17/13 I think was a broad hint that something out of the ordinary was happening… so I stayed up fighting sleep. Of course then I couldn't get back to sleep. Of course there will be more. How the heck will they otherwise get rid of all the speaker docks?
@bluedog My town does an annual inspection of every rental home, and this year they got crazy about "housekeeping" - failed us the first go-round for how we stored our laundry, messy desks, sloppy bookcases, disorganized pantry, etc. Lived here 16 years, so we did a major overhaul and reorganized 2000+ sq ft of house.
@JonT@katylava@InFrom@PSUClaus1 I live in a small town adjacent to a major university, and they HATE renters. They instituted crazy rental laws to try to discourage it. Best example: it is against the law for anyone to sleep on my couch, even me.
The thing is - I've lived here 16 years, over a decade under their crazypants rules... and never had an issue. This year, the inspector is brand new and decided to enforce everything to the letter. Even the vague weird stuff.
@PurplePawprints I'm in Maryland! A lot of jurisdictions have crazy rental laws, and even just crazy housing laws in general, but they're rarely enforced. Every time I fall asleep watching a movie, I feel like such a rebel.
@saramwrap All you had to do was say Maryland, that explains it all. We live in WV and my husband works for the State of MD. I would never, in a million years, live in MD. The government there, on all levels, has lost their minds.
@PurplePawprints To be (slightly) fair, these are town laws for my town, and none of my friends in other areas have to suffer through them. I assume that once this inspector has suffered through a full year with houses much more terrifying than mine, he won't be an asshole about them anymore.
@saramwrap Well, that's kind of what I meant when I said on all levels. The state government has passed some pretty ridiculous things in the last few years, too. So, to find out that there are towns/cities/counties with even crazier laws isn't surprising, sadly. Anyway, I hope, for you sake, that the inspector isn't a dick next year.
I'm sure the initial rush of excitement that I feel for having secured one will inevitably turn to mild dread when the package arrives and I have to explain to my wife what exactly I just spent five bucks on.
@bluejester Trying to explain how spending $5 to get a broken harddrive, some Texas air, and misc. other trash they throw in the box? No way! It explains itself!! You could always turn around and sell it unopened on ebay or CL, maybe even make a profit. But then you would never know the fun you could have had with your broken hard drive...
@bluejester I justify it to myself as $5 spent on entertainment- for playing the game and being a part of the event. I can't spend money on stuff I don't need right now, but 5 bucks for a bit of a distraction wondering what's going to show up at everyone's doors is totally worth it
@ChadP Chad. . .Chad Chad Chad. I accept no substitute for Georgia Red. When they sold those woeful speakers, I could have said, "Hey, Husker Red is close enough." . . But I would have know the truth Chad. I would know the truth and that lie, that acceptance of "almost" would be like swallowing bitter poison every. single. day. I had to look at that spongy, dirty speaker. . .so, no. The bag being "almost exactly Georgia Red" does not and WILL NOT suffice. I accept no "almost" or substitutes. Greatness or nothing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................. And it was sold out so that didn't help.
Why oh why did my family have to be taken over by food poisoning on such a joyous day??? Oh, I was up at midnight alright - just not in the right frame of mind to "log in" and see the crap that was for sale here. When I finally felt "lucky" enough, I realized I was not as crappy as I hoped I would be today!
@Mehhhhhh so that could be what happened - the quantity is indeed dynamically linked with our order system. However, we also oversold units by those 4 so even if we had a mechanism to release cancellations...
guarded-narcoleptic-iron Ahhh. The distinct difference between MEH and the gone-to-crap site. Checked the site about 11:05 (Lone Star State Time), clicked I want one, there was no freeze, no eternal wait, and I even had time to go into my bedroom get my wallet and enter my CC info and place order without ever seeing a sign of "No sucker you missed it." In a few days, of course, I'm sure I'll be seeing a sign of "Now aren't you disappointed you ordered?" But whatever, cuz I'm sure I'll be disappointed several more times in the future. And I'll enjoy every minute of my disappointment.
@texthinker Give it a year (tops) and it'll be just like Woot. The only reason it was so easy today is that Meh isn't as well known yet. Sadly, these are the best days of Meh and it'll only go downhill (in terms of getting fukubukuros and other great deals without a fight) from here. Even last night, there were tons of first timers grabbing bags up (or complaining that they missed out). I want to see Meh succeed, so I'm not going to complain about the inevitable popularity, but the bigger they get, the more like Woot they will be when it comes to getting the best deals before they sell out.
I fear you are probably right. Having not been signed up here for the first fuku bag, and missing out on a lot of TwoferTuesdays, last night felt good for being my first MEH purchase. I still have my original Woot purchase, and and old MP3 from my first BoC. Kind of good to remember the good old days. And I hope MEH succeeds and never turns into what the other place has become now.
@texthinker I hope the same. I don't think they'll become the clusterfuck that Woot has become, but I do think they'll eventually have a huge following that will force a lot of changes from the current model.
Best part was I was away on Business in my hotel room and my cpu battery died. I got ready for bed and grabbed my phone to read a little news. 5 of 12 comes along and I went to see what was happening here, I saw the bag and hit the buy button. I never bought a thing while using my phone, it had to be one of the first 10 - 15 sold because it went through without a hitch. So glad I can't sleep when traveling on business
Long time Wooo___&$$-$+37;er three bags of karlap, first bag of MEH. Spin around real fast just before you open the box. That sick feeling may be what's inside or from the spinning. That's how you do it old school, good times.
I hope I get the bowl and head of the possum, and a big TV so I can show the head home movies of it's long path into the world of bone only. Come on show me the tracking numbers. One can always hope for more than one box.
@bluejester When one of ours got to the local facility, it updated to 10.2 lbs, so there is hope! The other one (my husband's) hasn't made it to the local Smart Post and still has the placeholder dimensions.